Social media hurts girls’ mental health and education potential, says UNESCO report – CBC

Social media users reported more body-related image concerns than non-users, global report says

Apr 26, 2024

Girls around the world tend to spend more time on social media than boys and it’s hurting their mental health, says a new report from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

In the latest edition of the agency’s Global Education Monitoring (GEM) report released on Thursday, researchers examined the intersection of education and technology as it relates to girls.

Based on UNESCO data and published research from academics around the world, it broaches a range of topics, including female students’ engagement with technology, gender comparison of digital skills and attitudes toward science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.

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